The Iowa Review celebrates forty years of publishing this year – with changes both inside and out. On the inside, Russell Scott Valentino takes over as editor from David Hamilton after his thirty-two years. The outside of the journal for 2010 will feature the winning design concept of Jingwen Cao, a graphic design junior at the University of Iowa. Though change can be “traumatic,” Valentino writes, “We have tried to steer a middle course in the current redesign of The Iowa Review, neither sailing away into the ether nor slinking off into a backwater. As we celebrate our fortieth anniversary in 2010, we wish to re-emphasize our commitment to what has made TIR a centerpiece of contemporary American letters while exploring the opportunities that new technologies and new ideas about the world make available today.” TIR welcomes feedback from its readers.